EPS (Encapsulated PostScript)

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A file format used to transfer graphic images within compatible applications.  EPS files are more-or-less self-contained, and reasonably predictable PostScript documents that describe an image or drawing and can be placed within another PostScript document. An EPS file is essentially a PostScript program, saved as a single file that includes a low-resolution preview “encapsulated.” within it, allowing some programs to display a preview on the screen, or sized without loss of quality at different resolutions.